Original paper

Volcanic rock Bronze Age millstones of Apulia, Southern Italy: Lithology and provenance

Lorenzoni, Sergio; Pallara, Mauro; Zanettin, Eleonora

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 12 Number 4 (2000), p. 877 - 882

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published: Jul 17, 2000
manuscript accepted: Mar 13, 2000
manuscript received: Nov 15, 1999

DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2000/0012-0877

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Abstract

Abstract Twenty-three samples of volcanic-rock Bronze Age (XIX - X C. b.C.) millstones from ten archaeological sites of Apulia were studied by both petrological and geochemical methods. All the millstones are of the saddle-type, and all are made of haüyne bearing tephrites and phonolite-tephrites typical of the Mt. Vulture volcano. Subsequently, in Classic-Ellenistic Age (V - II C. b.C.) millstones mainly of the hupper-rubber type from Mt. Etna were preferred so that the diffusion of Vulture millstones decreased in the course of time.

Keywords

millstonesprovenancebronze ageApuliaMt.Vulture